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Reformation 2017

Hanbell choir

Reformation 500th Anniversary

To celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Mount Calvary Handbells have been invited to Germany. In partnership with Bethlehem-Gemeinde (our sister church in Leipzig) we will travel to Germany with chimes and bells. Our concert tour takes us to Leipzig, Erfurt and Wittenberg. In addition to the concert, we will also lead worship at Bethlehem-Gemeinde and St. Nicholas Church, celebrating Ascension Day.


We are hosting a special Schöne Reise (Bon Voyage) Concert on Sunday, April 30 at 3:00pm. We invite all of you to join us and hear much of our German repertoire. We would love to see a full sanctuary.


When the ELCA was formed in 1990, each of the 65 regional synods were paired with another regional Lutheran body from around the world. The Minneapolis Area Synod chose two, the Lutheran Church of Saxony-Leipzig and the Lutheran Church of Christ-Nigeria. Mount Calvary was the only congregation to form sister church relationships with congregations in both areas, Bethlehemgemeinde in Leipzig and the congregation in Jimeta, Nigeria. Travel between  congregations by members and pastors have been an important part of keeping those relationships vital since the early 1990s.

We are excited and deeply honored to be asked to be a part of this historic celebration. The Hand Bell choir deeply desires to continue to build our partnership with Bethlehem, and you can help! Visit https://www.gofundme.com/handbells to donate. All donations are tax deductible and will appear on your church contribution statement.